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Melanie Rawn

Autor(a) de Dragon Prince

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About the Author

Science fiction and fantasy novelist Melanie Rawn was born in 1954. She received a B.A. in history from Scripps College. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a teacher and an editor. She is the author of the Dragon Prince trilogy, the Dragon Star trilogy, the Exiles trilogy and other mostrar mais novels and short stories. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Melanie Rawn

Dragon Prince (1988) 2,355 exemplares
The Star Scroll (1989) 1,785 exemplares
Sunrunner's Fire (1990) 1,697 exemplares
The Ruins of Ambrai (1994) 1,692 exemplares
Stronghold (1990) 1,559 exemplares
Skybowl (1993) 1,351 exemplares
The Dragon Token (1992) 1,347 exemplares
The Mageborn Traitor (1997) 1,285 exemplares
The Golden Key (1996) 900 exemplares
Spellbinder (2006) 362 exemplares
Touchstone (2012) 204 exemplares
Quantum Leap: Knights of the Morningstar (1994) — Autor — 139 exemplares
The Diviner (2011) 129 exemplares
Fire Raiser (2009) 115 exemplares
Elsewhens (2012) 77 exemplares

Associated Works

DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology (2002) — Collaborator — 300 exemplares
Return to Avalon (1996) — Contribuidor — 243 exemplares
Epic: Legends of Fantasy (2012) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
Treasures of Fantasy (1997) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (1997) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Warrior Enchantresses (1996) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
Ancient Enchantresses (1995) — Introdução, algumas edições; Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Return of the Dinosaurs (1997) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Sorcerer-painters frolic in a pseudo-Renaissance Italian city-state. The three authors split the book into three sections, and I liked each section about as much as I like each author. The first section felt repetitious and redundant; the second section combined candy-colored central characters with the wonderfully Machiavellian maneuverings of the villainous protagonist; and the third section was good but marred by wrapping up all the threads introduced in the first two sections. All together, it was...eh.… (mais)
proustbot | 11 outras críticas | Jun 19, 2023 |
A multi-pronged war is waged by a cast of indistinguishable thousands with various single-syllable motivations.

And there's dragons.
proustbot | Jun 19, 2023 |
Dragon Prince is the literary equivalent of spraying EZ-CHEEZ straight into your mouth. The good guys brandish their cloaks while the bad guys twirl their oily mustaches.

The plot concerns a prince (Rohan) who has to maneuver through silly court politics in order to protect his kingdom from the tyrannical High Prince. And his girlfriend-with-magical-powers (Sioned) has to deal with a conflict of loyalties. And there's battles! And there's dragons! And despite various moments of violence -- rape, murder, incineration -- there's startlingly little dramatic tension.

… (mais)
proustbot | 23 outras críticas | Jun 19, 2023 |
75-percent of this book concerns people painstakingly discussing what they just did, what they're going to do, and what they might do. I'm not sure why. It's not like any of these people are brilliant Machiavellian statesmen. Their motivations/actions should be easily discernible. Also, there's dragons.

It's possible that this naval-gazing is a brilliant structural reflection of the main theme: protagonist Pol struggles with Hamlet's dilemma between satisfying barbaric violence and agonizing civilized reflection. The reader struggles right along with Pol. The fifteenth time that the characters earnestly discuss their inner feelings, the reader develops a headache.… (mais)
proustbot | 7 outras críticas | Jun 19, 2023 |



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Michael Whelan Cover artist
Dagmar Hartmann Translator
Imke Brodersen Translator
Regina Winter Übersetzer, Translator
Marty Siegrist Maps, Map artist
Matt Stawicki Cover artist
Boris Vallejo Cover artist
Jan Patrik Krasny Cover artist
Don Maitz Cover artist


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